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Mercury Scout 1

NSSDCA ID: MERCS1

Description

This Mercury Scout (MS-1) spacecraft was to perform an orbital test of the Mercury Tracking System. The first stage exploded 26 seconds after liftoff. The other 3 stages were then destroyed by the Range Safety Officer 44 seconds after launch.

Alternate Names

  • MS 1

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1961-11-01
Launch Vehicle: Scout
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States
Mass: 67.5 kg

Funding Agency

  • NASA-Office of Manned Space Flight (United States)

Discipline

  • Engineering

Additional Information

Questions or comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Dr. Edwin V. Bell, II.

 

Selected References

Grimwood, J. M., Project Mercury: A chronology, NASA, SP-4001, Wash., D.C., 1963.

Other Sources of MS 1 Information/Data

MS-1 information (NASA KSC)

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